Research Fellow in Geochronological Software Development

The London Geochronology Centre at University College London seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in Geochronological Software Development. We are looking for computer scientists interested in geochronology but are equally interested in Earth scientists with a strong background in programming and computing.

The position is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for three years in the first instance. The 'Beyond Isoplot' project aims to create a 'software revolution' in geochronology, by building an internally consistent ecosystem of computer programs to account for inter-sample error correlations. These have a first order effect on the precision and accuracy of geochronology but are largely ignored by current geochronological data processing protocols. The proposed software will modify existing data reduction platforms and create entirely new ones. It will implement a data exchange format to combine datasets from multiple chronometers together whilst keeping track of the correlated uncertainties between them.

The main responsibility of the successful candidate will be to create research software. In addition to this, they will have the opportunity to get involved in the scientific applications of the software, which will be carried out with an international team of project partners.

Further details about the post and the project can be found at

posted: 21 October 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.